USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-029-FA

Other ID: 66

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James S. Booth

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s):

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine the bearing capacity of calcarenites in various environments and under differing energy regimes; measure current velocities for analysis of sediment scour susceptibility.


Start Date: 1978-09-18

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1978-09-25

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: In-situ Cone Penetrometer

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Samples: 21.

Staff: James S. Booth, Ronald C. Circe, Richard Farrow

Affiliate Staff:
Quenton Dokken

Notes: Original Center People field contained: USGS-Corpus Christi: Jim Booth - Ch. Sci., Ronald C. Circe, Quenton Dokken, Richard Farrow, Jack Kindinger.


Key Largo, Florida Keys, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 25.3 South: 25 West: -80.7 East: -80.25


Sea Angel


Booth, J.S., Farrow, Richard A., Wiley, George N., and Circe, Ronald C., 1982, Determination and analysis of bearing capacity of calcarenites off the Florida Keys: 17 URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
In-situ Cone Penetrometer ---